Social Justice

Many opportunities to create a more just community and world are available to students. The church's tradition of Catholic Social Ethics, a consistent ethic of life, and the CSJ charisms provide the framework for the opportunities and emphases of our Social Justice program.

Walk for Life

The Walk for Life--West Coast takes place each January and is a pro-life march through the streets of San Francisco. This year our CHS marchers will march in honor of Ms. Barberini, one of the original founders of the West Coast march.

Fontbonne Forum

The annual Fontbonne Forum in February honors the re-foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mother Fontbonne. It is an all school opportunity for students to voice their insights and for our faith to engage our American culture. 

Urban Plunge Immersion

Urban Plunge is a one day immersion for juniors to St. Anthony’s Foundation in the tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Urban Plunge aims to give students a personal encounter with those who are poor and homeless in order to foster solidarity and respect for the human dignity of all people. 

Ven a Ver Immersion

Ven a Ver is a four day, three night immersion to Salinas, CA available to juniors and seniors. Ven a Ver provides students with an opportunity to walk along-side of the poor, homeless and migrant communities in Salinas. Students cook and serve meals at Dorothy’s Place, tutor children, work along-side migrant farm workers in the fields, and then reflect on these experiences through the lens of faith and justice. 

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Students on the Ven a Ver trip spend their last day working alongside the field workers harvesting spinach, fennel, cauliflower or lettuce in Castroville.